These incredible Blackened Salmon Tacos topped with avocado salsa are incredibly fresh and flavorful! Served on charred corn or flour tortillas with crunchy romaine lettuce, these easy fish tacos come together in less than 30 minutes for a wonderful dinner any night of the week!
Servings: 4 servings
- 4 (6-ounce) salmon filets
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground coriander
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 8 corn or flour tortillas
- 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- 2 medium ripe avocados, diced
- ⅓ cup chopped red onion
- 3 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1 jalapeno, seeds and membranes removed, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Arrange the salmon on a plate or cutting board. In a small bowl, combine chipotle chili powder, ancho chili powder, paprika, salt, cumin, onion powder, garlic, ground coriander, oregano, and black pepper. Sprinkle each salmon fillet generously with the spice rub on the flesh side only.
In a large cast iron skillet or heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of oil. When the oil is hot, add the salmon flesh side down. Cook for about 3 minutes per side until skin is crispy and the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork. The salmon should be opaque throughout.
Transfer the cooked salmon to a plate and use a fork to break the salmon into large chunks.
Char the tortillas on a gas stove top or grill, then fill each tortilla with salmon, lettuce, red onion, cilantro, and avocado salsa. Serve with a lime wedge.
In a large bowl, add the diced avocado, red onion, cilantro, jalapeno, garlic, and lime juice, gently stirring just to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed.
Serving: 2tacos | Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 711mg | Potassium: 1650mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2899IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 4mg